Showing posts from October, 2011
BAG IT: Is your life too plastic?

SPECIAL SCREENING: FRIDAY OCTOBER 21 AT 8PM  Bag It has been garnering awards at film festivals across the nation. What started as a documentary about plastic bags evolved into a wholesale investigation into plastics and their effect on our waterways, oceans, and even our bodies.
Bag Itfollows an ordinary man, Jeb Berrier, as he tries to make sense of our dependence on plastic bags. We can’t live without it so we need to learn how to live with it! T

The film explores how our daily reliance on plastic threatens not only waterways and marine life, but human health, too. Bag It aims to raise awareness of plastic pollution in our oceans and the simple things we can do in our lives to reduce our plastic footprint and prevent plastics entering the sea. 

We have created a vast sea of floating plastic garbage, ensnaring and stifling sea life for miles and miles, and in several spots around the world. But does that affect…

ORANGES AND SUNSHINE - November 4, 2011

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4, 2011Oranges and Sunshine Rated M Review by David Stratton

In 1986, Nottingham social worker Margaret Humphreys, (Emily Watson), is approached by Charlotte, (Federay Holmes), an Australian woman who wants to discover her true identity. Later, in a group therapy class, Margaret meets Nicky, (Lorraine Ashbourne), who laments the loss of her brother, Jack, whom she believes was sent to Australia as a small child, while she was brought up in an English orphanage. After further research Margaret discovers that Charlotte and Jack were just two of the many thousands of children who, in the 1950s and 1960s, were transported to Australia 'for their own good', told that they were orphans.

On her first research trip to Australia, Margaret reacquaints Nicky with her brother, Jack, (Hugo Weaving). She also encounters Len, (David Wenham), who masks his pain with his overbearing attitude.

This first feature from Jim Loach, son of Ken Loach, is a fine achievement. T…